Collection Spotlight: Drapers Online

A collection spotlight

Attention fashion and textiles students! We’ve now got access to Drapers Online.

Register with your BCU email address to get access to fashion news, retail information, product and trade shows, jobs, events and more!

Drapers

To access this resource, check the ‘journals & databases’ tab of the fashion or textiles online subject guides, or go via the A-Z of Resources on our iCity pages.

 

^Laura

Updates to Box of Broadcasts

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Box of Broadcasts have made some improvements to clips, requests and playlists:

  • The default landing page on login has been changed from “Requested” to “Playlists”.
  • Users can now remove requests, playlists and clips from “My BoB”.
  • Users can now sort lists by title and date.
  • Users can now filter/search content within requests, playlists and clips. 
  • Users can add content to playlists directly from the requests and clips panels in “My BoB”.
  • Users can manually arrange/sort programmes inside a playlist by dragging programmes around. 

BoB works best in Chrome or Firefox.

 

^Laura

Collection Spotlight: Access Engineering

A collection spotlight

We’re happy to announce that Library and Learning Resources now subscribe to Access Engineering, offering access to over 650 of McGraw-Hill Education’s engineering titles, including:

  • Exclusive self-teaching videos created by leading engineering faculty
  • Curriculum maps designed by leading academics
  • Time-saving calculator tools streamline common calculations and increase accuracy
  • Data Visualisation Tools via DataVis designed for teaching material properties

The resource can be accessed via the A – Z of Electronic Resources or from Engineering and Built Environment Libguides.

The resource will be of use to Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Bioengineering students across City Centre and City South Campuses.

^Posted on behalf of Andrew Scragg

How to…find more than books on the library shelves

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This is the second of our ‘How to…’ pop up events.

Last time we concentrated on Getting Started using the library, this month we are helping you find what else the library has beyond the books on the shelves.

Come along to one of our ‘How to’ sessions and learn more about:

  • Using Summon to find books, journal and newspaper articles
  • How to get the books you need, when another students has them out on loan
  • How to get books that are on the catalogue, but at a different campus
  • How to get books and articles that your library does not hold
Date Times @ Curzon Library Times @ Seacole Library
Mon 6th November 12noon – 1pm  10am – 11am
Tues 7th November 10am – 11am  11am -12noon
Wed 8th November 11am – 12noon  12noon –  1pm
Thurs 9th November 1pm – 2pm  1pm -2pm
Friday 10th November 10am – 11am  11am – 12noon

 

Location of the ‘How to…’ events

Curzon library: meet library staff opposite the entrance on the first floor of the library

Seacole library: meet library staff by the comfy seating area next to the self service machines

Look forward to seeing you there.

^Trudi

 

 

Collection Spotlight: Trial of Faculti

A collection spotlight

We are running a Trial of Faculti until mid November.

Faculti is an online academic research video library which hosts over 1000 videos aiming to make research more accessible.

The video library is multi-disciplinary and covers:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Art, Design  and Architecture  and many more.

Below is an example of some of the videos currently available:

Faculti

To access Faculti log in to iCity and go through our A-Z of Resources.

We’d love to know what you think so send us your feedback to: elibrary@bcu.ac.uk

 

^Trudi